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Vancouver se densifie, Montreal sprawls.




Les cartes interactive de la progression sur 35 ans sont tres interessantes. Pour les amateurs de gratte-ciels, ca se traduit en 'plus de buildings en hauteurs a Vancouver, moins a Montreal'.

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Pas seulement Vancouver, mais Toronto aussi. Le Centre de la ville se densifie dans les deux villes(Tor et Van) par contre à Montréal c'est le contraire qui se produit!


Tor et Van on retrouver des zones de densités avec plus de 12000 personnes par KM carré, Montréal a perdu la sienne!


ON veut réduire l'étalement urbain, par contre quand un promoteur propose quelque chose de haut au coeur de la ville, on chiale contre.


Go figure!

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Tirer de la gazette ce matin:

(They really suck at posting on the net!)


Top 15 ethnic origins in Montreal


Census respondents could identify themselves as being from up to six different ethnic origins. Ethnic 2001 Ethnic 2006 origin Total responses origin Total responses


1. Canadian 1,885,085 Canadian 1,670,655


2. French 900,485 French 936,990


3. Italian 224,460 Italian 260,345


4. Irish 161,235 Irish 216,410


5. English 134,115 English 148,095


6. Scottish 94,705 Scottish 119,365


7. Jewish 80,390 Haitian 85,785


8. Haitian 69,945 Chinese 82,665


9. Chinese 57,655 German 78,315


10. Greek 55,865 North American Indian 74,565


11. German 53,850 Québécois 72,445


12. Québécois 44,965 Jewish 68,485


13. Lebanese 43,740 Greek 61,770


14. North American Indian 42,655 Spanish 56,770


15. Portuguese 41,050 Lebanese 53,455


Total population 3,380,645 Total population 3,588,520


source: Statistics Canada


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Visible minorities


in Quebec


In the Montreal census region,


Brossard has the largest


proportion of visible minorities.


Brossard 34.4%


Dollard des Ormeaux 30.9%


Montreal 26%


Mont Royal 19.7%


Dorval 19.1%


Outside of the Montreal


census region


Sherbrooke 3.8%


Québec 2.3%


Drummondville and


St. Hyacinthe 2.2%


Outside of Montreal, Quebec is mainly white. Of all Canadian cities with populations of 10,000 or more, nine of the bottom 10 cities with the smallest amount of visible


minorities are in Quebec.


Mont Laurier 0.1%


Roberval 0.1%


Ste. Marie de Beauce 0.2%


St. Georges 0.2%


Shawinigan 0.3%


Îles de la Madeleine 0.3%


Matane 0.4%


Gaspé 0.4%


Val d'Or 0.4%


source: statistics canada

'Visible minorities' grow by one-third in five years


Published: 23 minutes ago

Blacks, Arabs, Latinos - Quebec has more of those and other "visible minorities" than it did five years ago, but the province is still far more "white" than Ontario or B.C., data from the latest federal census reveal.


Only 8.8 per cent of Quebecers and 16.5 per cent of Montrealers are visible minorities, compared with 42 per cent in Toronto and in Vancouver, Statistics Canada reports.


But the number of Quebec minorities - South Asians, Chinese, blacks, Filipinos, Latinos and Southeast Asians, about 655,000 in all - is growing rapidly.


Thanks to rising immigration, there are one-third more than there were five years ago - seven times the growth rate of Quebec's population overall.


"Quebec, and Montreal in particular, has less diversity and fewer visible minorities than Toronto and Vancouver," said Xavier Leloup, a sociologist with Montreal's Institut national de la recherche scientifique, and author of a study comparing census data between the three cities.


"But on the other hand, we do have an older immigrant population here, which isn't visible - old-stock immigrants, if you like: Italians, Jews, the Portuguese, Greeks, French, Poles, you name it," said Leloup, himself an immigrant - from Belgium - who came to Quebec in 2002.


"That said, the numbers of visible minorities are taking off. They had dropped off in the 1990s and now have picked up again, partly because of the healthy economy and partly because the government is taking in more immigrants simply to maintain demographic growth."


In sheer numbers, the census shows blacks are the largest group in Quebec (188,070 people, up one-quarter). But the fastest-growing are Arabs (109,020) and Latinos (89,505), each of whose population has swelled by about 50 per cent since 2001.


Far from being an urban phenomenon, visible minorities are also moving to Quebec's regions, the census showed.


While they have increased steadily in Montreal, where 90 per cent choose to live, they've more than doubled or even tripled in places like Drummondville, La Tuque and St. Hyacinthe, which had very few immigrants before.


There's a downside to the increases, though, some observers caution.


Rising numbers of young and - at least in the short term - unemployed immigrants and visible minorities - are a drain on government finances. And there are high costs at the other end of the scale, too, as more and more baby boomers retire and the elderly require state-funded medical care.


"It's a cycle of dependency, and unless something is done about it, all the efforts being made to ensure a vital future for all Quebecers might be for naught," said Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies.


"We need more people - no question. But we can't just take them in and not address the issues they raise."


Quebecers of Arab origin come mainly from Morocco, Lebanon and Algeria. Latino Quebecers are mainly from Colombia, El Salvador, Peru and Mexico. Four out of 10 blacks were born in Canada; of foreign-born blacks, half came from Haiti, while one-quarter emigrated from an African country


Quebec has the third-highest population of visible minorities in Canada, after Ontario and B.C. But as a proportion of its overall population - almost nine per cent - visible minorities put Quebec only fifth in rank, behind Manitoba and Alberta.


The census also asked people to define their ethnic origin - in other words, what country they or their ancestors originated from. Surprisingly, 60 per cent of Quebecers define themselves as Canadian (in French, Canadien) - the highest of any category - vs. only two per cent who call themselves Québécois. After Canadian, most Quebecers gave their origin as French; the next most popular answers were Italian, Irish and English.

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Je comprends pas c'est quoi l'excitation des chiffres avec les minorités visibles. Sur d'autres forums, ils ne jurent que de ça.


Avoir un tiers d'immigrants asiatiques et un autre tiers du sous-continent indien n'est pas plus "ethniquement diversifié" que ce qu'on à ici à Montréal ou plusieurs immigrants ne se décrivent pas comme une minorité visible (moi inclus).

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Je comprends pas c'est quoi l'excitation des chiffres avec les minorités visibles. Sur d'autres forums, ils ne jurent que de ça.


Avoir un tiers d'immigrants asiatiques et un autre tiers du sous-continent indien n'est pas plus "ethniquement diversifié" que ce qu'on à ici à Montréal ou plusieurs immigrants ne se décrivent pas comme une minorité visible (moi inclus).


T'as raison! Ils ont mentionné ceci dans leurs article. Les minorités (non-visible) sont très nombreuses à Montréal.(italiens, Greque, Juif etc...)

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Pourquoi es-que le nombre de Juifs est baissé?


Well while I can't speak for the entire Jewish population, 5 years ago all 7 cousins (including my sister and I) lived in Montreal. Today 3 live in Montreal, 2 in Toronto, 1 in NYC and 1 in Boston. And I'll be honest while I do love this city wholeheartedly I have no idea where I'll be situated when I graduate.


I also think my family story is very representative of Jews in Montreal in general. Grow up here, love the city, but find much better opportunities elsewhere. I think the solution is creating more jobs in high-paying specialized sectors. Unfortunately, while stating the solution might be easy, finding the method to implement that solution is a whole other ball game.

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Y'a vraiment 900 000 français à Montréal !!!!??????


C'est impossible... Montréal a une population de 1,800,00 environ. 50% des montréalais sont français ? Voulez-vous ben me dire où ils se cachent ? Je croise un français une fois par jour. Par 80 fois par jour.




Montréal a perdu 200 000 habitants en 4 ans, y a-t-il d'autres bonnes nouvelles comme ça ?


Et on a reçu 50 000 irlandais en 4 ans aussi....




Où est le manuel d'explication de ces résultats ?

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